Chapter 57: Night Terror

Plum turned the lights off on her way out of my room. I lay in the darkness turning things over in my mind, frantically searching for a solution and despairing when I found none. Things seemed to be going from bad to worse. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Plum using me to set a trap for Delilah. Added […]

Chapter 43: The Gloves Come Off.

Reverend Mother was so experienced with the spirit whistle, she could tell from Harriet’s body language the moment that Samentha took the reins of Harriet’s consciousness.  By the time the nursing home staff came bursting through the door, Samentha had already seated Harriet’s body comfortably next to Reverend Mother’s bed.  The two of them feigned ignorance about the shrill noise.  […]

Chapter 42: Spirit Whistle

Harriet wanted to come up with a convincing excuse to get out of visiting Reverend Mother. The last thing she felt up to was being lectured or cross-examined. On the other hand, the longer she put off visiting, the angrier her mother would be. Harriet thought about her fight with Joshua and groaned. She needed to go see their mother […]

Chapter 41: Let The Magic Circle be Unbroken.

Plum directed Delilah to a site across town. When she finally told her to pull over, everyone looked around in bewildered silence. Plum smiled broadly. “Well come on then. What are you waiting for, an engraved invitation to the battle?  Everyone get out. Let’s get this show on the road.” Delilah looked at her sideways, “Where exactly are we going? […]

Chapter 39: Dark Visitor

Reverend Mother lie in a narrow nursing home bed and tried to make sense of the events which landed her there. One moment, she was at the doctor’s office with her son Joshua and daughter Rachel getting the wound on her abdomen treated. The next thing she knew, the doctor was telling her that she needed to be transferred to […]

Chapter 36: Mirror Magic

Dorian moved Ethan onto his back, forcing himself not to look at the blood trailing from his injured head.  His friend didn’t look good.  Ethan was ghostly pale and didn’t appear to be breathing.  Dorian nervously checked Ethan’s neck for a pulse.  He had to hold his breath and remain motionless for several moments, in order to feel the thready […]

Chapter 36: Dreamscapes

Hope surged up inside of me so strongly that I felt downright giddy.  Plum suddenly didn’t seem so big and bad.  For once in my life, having an overactive imagination was actually going to be an advantage.  I didn’t realize how tense I had become, until a wave of relief made me weak in the knees.  I moved to sit […]

Chapter 33: All Seeing Eye

Ethan wondered how long Enmerkar would keep him and Dorian holed up in the old school. The demon had proven to be secretive and suspicious of them.  Enmerkar kept Ethan and Dorian on a short leash, even when they ventured out for something to eat. Ethan was beginning to feel like a hostage.  He spent as much time alone, prowling through the building, as Enmerkar […]

Chapter 33: Hostile Takeover

When Plum’s essence flowed into me, my senses were thrown into such a state of flux, that I went into shock. She quickly took control. In my confused state, I initially offered no resistance.  There are always those first few seconds, after something inexplicable happens, when you can’t quite believe it’s real. I had no frame of reference for what was […]

Chapter 32: Spirit Possession

I followed Delilah up from the basement and emerged into the hallway.  The throbbing bass of the club music was like a jolt back into reality.  It was a relief to leave behind the eerie dimness of the building’s nether regions with its inky pools of darkness and long shadows. Down there, everything seemed a bit sinister. Back upstairs, everything […]

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